Thursday, August 22
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
There is a great deal of misinformation and misconception about repentance in the church today. Repentance, rather than being seen as beautiful and powerful, has become viewed as messy and ugly. Religion has turned repentance into a curse or punishment as opposed to empowering and liberating which is what the Lord intended for it to be. When people picture someone repenting, they think of the Old Testament sackcloth and ashes, tears, depression, and all sorts of grief. The truth of the matter is that when someone truly repents all of those false religious ideas go away. While someone may feel shame and guilt for the sin they’ve committed, if they’ll allow themselves to truly repent, they will leave the shame and guilt behind. Repentance simply means a mind or heart change, a revolution in one’s thought process when it comes to a particular area of their life. When a Christian repents, they simply start thinking about something the way that God does and they leave their old way of thinking behind. This causes a change the behaviors and habits that will walk them out of their current situation and into the life God had intended for them to have all along. Is there and area in your life that is not as fruitful as it should be? Maybe that area is just a straight up mess. Don’t continue to allow the thought processes and behaviors that got you there to keep you there. Repent! It’s as easy as asking the Lord to give you His thoughts on your situation and start lining your thinking up with His. You’re well on your way to a life of joy and victory. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! We are three days away! This Sunday, August 25th at 10am, is Super Sunday at TWBC. We will gather for one amazing worship service at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium followed by a time of food, fun and games, and lots of fellowship. This is the one time each year that we can all gather in one service and see everyone all together at one time. You don’t want to miss what God is going to do as we celebrate 20 years of ministry and launch into the next 20. We look forward to seeing you there.